Values Voter Summit 2011 & America in 2013
As RWW readers know, the Values Voter Summit, the year’s biggest political gathering for the Religious Right, took place in Washington, D.C. this past weekend. Every Republican presidential candidate with the exception of Jon Huntsman addressed the summit, evidence of the continuing importance of Religious Right activists and political groups to the GOP. Polls suggest that the Religious Right is about twice as big as the Tea Party, with significant overlap between the two movements. Ron Paul’s campaign packed in enough voters to win the straw poll, but it would be wrong to say he was the favorite of the Values Voter crowd. It was up-and-coming candidate Herman Cain who won the loudest cheers (and took second place).
Organizations:Heritage Foundation, Liberty Counsel , United Nations, people for the american way, Religious Right, PFAW
People:Barack Obama, Herman Cain , Laura Ingraham , Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich , Rick Perry , Rick Santorum , Star Parker , Steve King , William Bennett , Michele Bachmann, Bryan Fischer, Cuccinelli, abraham lincoln, Eric Cantor, Matthew Spalding, peter montgomery, Vicky Hartzler, Glenn Beck
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